Article 350 – The Leica Camera Blog


This year saw the situation in Venezuela deteriorate to breaking point with an economy on the verge of collapse, severe shortages of food and medical supplies, and accusations of human rights abuses carried out by the country’s embattled Socialist government. Opponents to Hugo Chavez’s successor, Nicolás Maduro, failed in attempts to remove him from power during months of street protests that turned violent, killing more than 125 people. Australian photographer, Luke Cody, traveled to Caracas, putting his own safety at risk to report on the protests. He managed to capture a series of incredibly powerful images with his Leica Q, shedding light on the volatile and violent events, which unfolded as the Venezuelan people exercised their right to revolt.